Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Zambia gets a White President, following death of President Michael Sata

By Morakinyo Olugbiji|For instant gists, ff @splendor_online|BB:2288C601

A Scottish named Guy Scott (pictured above with his wife and the Obamas) has been sworn in today as the interim president of Zambia following the death of Zambian president Michael Sata yesterday Oct. 28th.

Though of Scottish descent, Mr Scott was born in Zambia.

This makes him the first white president in Africa since apartheid.

Guy Scott became vice-president of Zambia in 2011 and will serve as interim-president pending when the country holds fresh elections for a new president within 90 days. The Zambian constitution makes it impossible for Scott to be president because his parents were not born in Zambia.

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